Travel Studies

 
 
 

ONE DAY TRIPS Summer/Fall 2014

Philadelphia Flower Show, PA
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Treasures from Korea - Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Tuesday March 11, 2014

Kinky Boots on Broadway, NY
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New York City Day Trip – Perry Hall High School
Saturday, April 5, 2014

One Day in Pompeii – Franklin Institute, PA
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Chelsea Market Foodie Tour, NY
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Virginia House & Garden Tour, Fredericksburg, VA
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 

Phantom of the Opera – Broadway, NY
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Talbot County, MD Dine Around
Thursday, May 8, 2014

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, on Broadway, NY
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Mighty Marines and Fallen Heroes, VA
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Grounds for Sculpture, NJ
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Downton Abbey at Winterthur, DE
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
   
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Philadelphia Flower Show, PA
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The long love affair between art and nature and the artistic expression found in great garden and floral design will be captured in an extraordinary presentation of the internationally renowned PHS Philadelphia Flower Show in 2014. In the 10-acre exhibition space of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, “ARTiculture” will explore how exquisite landscapes, gardens and floral arrangements have inspired artists from the Old Masters to the Impressionists to the most creative forces working today. And the world’s leading landscape and floral designers will show that horticultural design is itself a form of art.

We’ll start with lunch aboard The Moshulu, a Four Star, AAA Four Diamond, 105-year-old clipper ship. This is the oldest and largest tall ship still afloat.

The Flower Show themed lunch selections are:

The Michelangelo — spinach gnocchi with mushroom, braised chicken, Swiss chard & tomato cream; or

The Georgia O’Keefe — Idaho trout, caramelized onions, and German potato salad;  or

The Van Gogh — roasted chicken breast with Gouda and ham stuffing, with smoked lager chicken sauce. All selections are served with chef’s choice of starch and vegetable and

The Art of Decorating Dessert (please indicate lunch choice when making reservations).

We’ll arrive at the Flower Show at approximately 2 p.m. we’ll beat the crowds and still have several hours to explore the show and to visit the more than 180 shops in the Marketplace until our 6 p.m. departure.

COST:  $110. Includes coach, lunch, Flower Show tickets, gratuities, and escort.

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Treasures from Korea - Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This exhibit – Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392 – 1910 will bring a rare and exciting opportunity for American audiences to see some of Korea’s finest artistic masterpieces of the celebrated Joseon Dynasty. More than 150 objects will be in the exhibition, including calligraphy, metalwork, sculpture, costumes and textiles, and more. Among them are a dozen designated National Treasure and Important Cultural Properties works that have never before traveled outside Korea. The exhibition is arranged according to a variety of fascinating themes, including kingship and courtly life, ancestral rights, Confucianism and Buddhism, among others. The Joseon Dynasty was the longest ruling Confucian dynasty, spanning half a millennium from 1392 to 1910. The extensive scholarship and customs that originated from that time have profoundly shaped the culture and identity of Korea today.

This is a self-guided tour beginning at 10:30 a.m. You’ll have time to explore the exhibition and any other areas of the museum, have some lunch, and visit the museum shops before we depart at 2:30 p.m.

COST: $63. Includes coach, admission, gratuities, and escort.

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Kinky Boots on Broadway, NY
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

From Grammy Award-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein comes this exhilarating new musical Kinky Boots. Charlie Price (Tony nominee Stark Sands) has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save the family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola (Billy Porter) a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible. and discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Kinky Boots is a must-see that proves that sometimes, the best way to fit in is to stand out!

As always, we will arrive in time for lunch, some shopping and/or sightseeing before the 2 p.m. matinee. After the show, there’ll be some free time to shop or grab a deli sandwich for the ride home before the 5:45 p.m. departure. Mezzanine Seats.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

COST:: $193.  Includes coach, breakfast snack, show tickets, gratuities, and escort.

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New York City Day Trip – Perry Hall High School
Saturday, April 5, 2014 7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m

An annual spring event! Enjoy a day doing whatever your heart desires—sightseeing, visiting museums, shopping, or taking in a matinee. Drop off and pick up will be in the theatre district. Maps of the Times Square area and a restaurant list will be distributed on the coach.

The group departs NYC at 6:30 p.m.

This trip will depart from and return to Perry Hall High School.

COST: $60. Includes coach, breakfast snack, gratuities, and escort.

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One Day in Pompeii – Franklin Institute, PA
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

In the year 79, Pompeii vanished beneath thick layers of volcanic ash left by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. But what nature destroyed, it also preserved. One Day in Pompeii features over 150 precious artifacts on loan from the unparalleled collection of the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, including wall-sized frescos, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, ancient Roman coins, and full body casts of the volcano’s victims, many of which will make their North American debut at this exhibition. One Day in Pompeii tells the remarkable tale of the city of Pompeii, hidden from view and forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago.

This will be a self-guided tour beginning at 10:30 a.m. You’ll have until 2:30 p.m. to explore this and other exhibits at the Franklin Institute, and to have lunch on your own.

COST: $60. Includes coach, admission, gratuities, and escort.

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Chelsea Market Foodie Tour, NY
Thursday, April 24, 2014 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m

The Chelsea Market, The Highline and The Meatpacking District Food and Culture Walking Tour presents NYC’s historic indoor Food Market mecca plus a short walk on the old cobblestoned streets of the, now trendy, Meatpacking District plus a visit to the famous Highline a park in the sky. Tour NYC’s urban (indoor) Chelsea Food Market – become a market insider while experiencing the sights, sounds, and flavors of this historic 112-year old landmark building, which was the birthplace of the Oreo Cookie.  Learn the history of the Market, view original artwork and granite sculptures, and while tasting your way through, learn how the Chelsea Market has become the ultimate indoor food paradise. Then step outside and take a stroll on “The Highline”,  New York’s only elevated outdoor park, for great views of the Hudson River.

On this tour you will taste delicious specialties from seven “mom and pop” food shops in the Chelsea Market and one restaurant in the Meatpacking District.

Please note this is a 3-hour WALKING tour – rain or shine! After the tour there will be time to go back to your favorite places and make purchases before we depart NYC at 6:30 p.m.

COST:  $117. Includes coach, all tastings, Foods of NY Guide, gratuities, and escort.

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Virginia House & Garden Tour, Fredericksburg, VA
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

This has become an annual right-of-spring for many of our travelers. Historic Garden Week is the oldest and largest statewide house and garden tour event in the nation. Sponsored by The Garden Club of Virginia, tours benefit the restoration of important historic grounds and gardens throughout the state. Each event offers an engaging variety of five to six local houses and gardens, most open to the public for the first time for Garden Week. We’ll be visiting the homes sponsored by the Fredericksburg Chapter of the Garden Club more information about the properties will be forthcoming.

A lunch buffet will be included at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse.

COST: $93.  Includes coach, breakfast snack, admissions/tours, lunch, gratuities, and escort.

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Phantom of the Opera – Broadway, NY
Thursday, May 1, 2014 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Yes, that’s correct  a Thursday matinee!

Broadway’s longest running musical for 25 years, Phantom has been the Broadway musical all others are measured against. The timeless story, the unforgettable score, an undeniable obsession that could never die. Far beneath the majesty and splendor of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist.

The musical opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre on October 1986 with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman in the leading roles, and there have been dozens of productions worldwide since then. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerizing score along with jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects, magically combine to bring this tragic love story to life each night. Because it’s been such a long time since we’ve visited the “Opera” and were able to obtain good seats at a good price we wanted to offer the show again.

As always, we will arrive in time for lunch, some shopping and/or sightseeing before the 2 p.m. matinee. After the show, there’ll be some free time to shop or grab a deli sandwich for the ride home before the 5:45 p.m. departure. Orchestra Seats.

COST: $118.  Includes coach, breakfast snack, show tickets, gratuities, and escort.

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Talbot County, MD Dine Around
Thursday, May 8, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Today we’ll tour a lovely area of the Eastern Shore with a step-on guide who will provide some history and information about the bay area as we travel. We’ll begin our dining adventure at the Easton VFW for appetizers including crab wontons then it’s on to Chapel’s Country Creamery to experience how they handcraft fabulous artisanal cheeses. We’ll taste several varieties and have a chance to purchase our favorites.

Lunch will be served at the Town Dock Restaurant in St. Michael’s choices are:

Broiled fish of the day in lemon butter;
Grilled chicken breast served over spinach Morgan (sautéed spinach, mushrooms, bacon and shallots), or
Broiled shrimp Provençale over penne pasta

please make lunch choices at time of reservation. There will be free time to explore some of the shops in St. Michaels before we board The Patriot to cruise the Miles River.

For dessert, we’ll travel to Oxford via the Oxford/Bellevue Ferry to the Scottish Highland Creamery. Owners, Victor and wife, Susan, take great pride in making the freshest ice cream using local ingredients, fresh milk, cream and flavorings imported from Italy.

With tummies full, we’ll leave the Eastern Shore at approximately 5 p.m.

COST: $143. Includes coach, guide, all meals and tastings.

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, on Broadway, NY
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Beautiful tells the story of Carole King from her early days as a Brooklyn teenager (named Carol Klein) struggling to enter the record business to her years spent as a chart-topping music legend. Playing the part of King is Jessie Mueller who made her Broadway debut opposite Harry Connick Jr. in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. In her native Chicago, Mueller has won acclaim for starring roles in She Loves Me, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, Curtains, and Carousel, among other musicals.

We’ll arrive in time for lunch, some shopping and/or sightseeing before the 2 p.m. matinee at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, 123 W. 43rd Street.

After the show, there’ll be some free time to shop or grab a deli sandwich for the ride home before the 5:45 p.m. departure.

Orchestra Seats.

COST:: $167.  Includes coach, breakfast snack, show tickets, gratuities, and escort.

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Mighty Marines and Fallen Heroes, VA
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Join us in honoring the service, commitment, and sacrifices made by all Marines and follow in their footsteps. From those made at boot camp, to the World War II boot prints left in the sands of Pacific island beaches...from the footprints left in the snow of the Korean War’s Chosin Reservoir to those left in the red dirt of Hill 881 South in Vietnam, you’ll walk with Marines of history during this visit to the National Museum of the Marine Corps near the Marine Corps Base at Quantico. If available there will be a docent-led highlights tour; and throughout the museum, highly realistic cast figures, photographs and movie footage depict combat actions.

We’ll enjoy a buffet lunch in the Mess Hall, and there will be time to visit the Museum Store before we depart at 1 p.m. for Arlington Cemetery where we will board the Tourmobile for an inspirational ride into the National Cemetery. Take some time to visit the Tomb of the Unknowns and experience the Changing of the Guard. View the Eternal Flame at the Kennedy grave, and the Mast of the USS Maine Memorial. Pause by the cairn to victims of the Lockerbie, Scotland and Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial. Walk among headstones that chronicle American History and honor the fallen heroes that are buried in the hallowed ground.

We’ll depart Arlington at approximately 4 p.m.

COST:: $87.  Includes coach, breakfast snack, all tours/admissions, lunch, gratuities, and escort.

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Grounds for Sculpture, NJ
Thursday, June 5, 2014 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

One of our favorite and most popular trip sites! A 35-acre sculpture park and museum located on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Opened in 1992, Grounds for Sculpture’s landscaped grounds and historic, renovated buildings feature changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture. Grounds for Sculpture is also a serious garden and arboretum. Within the park’s setting more than 2,000 rose bushes, rhododendrons, and other blooming shrubs bloom. Various ecosystems, woodlands, marshes, and ponds are incorporated into the landscape with sculptures “hidden” all over the park. You never know where you might find a sculpture—behind a shrub, through an opening in a hedge, or behind a closed door. Each year, 12 to 20 sculptures are added to the outdoor exhibition.

The group will get a guided highlights tour and then there will be plenty of time to explore on your own. Boxed lunches will be provided at the Peacock Café, and don’t forget to visit the gift shop before we board the coach at 3 p.m. to return home.

COST: $80. Includes coach, breakfast snack, admission/tour, lunch, gratuities, and escort.

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Downton Abbey at Winterthur, DE
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This visit will include a garden tram tour, guided house tour of Winterthur plus a guided gallery tour of the Downton Abbey costumes.

There will be free time to explore other exhibitions and the gardens, to visit the museum shops and to enjoy lunch on your own.

Almost 60 years ago, collector and horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont (1880 – 1969) opened his childhood home, Winterthur, to the public. Today, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is the premier museum of American decorative arts, with an unparalleled collection of nearly 90,000 objects made or used in America between about 1640 and 1860. The collection is displayed in the magnificent 175-room house, much as it was when the du Pont family lived here, as well as in permanent and changing exhibition galleries.

Winterthur is set amidst a 1,000-acre preserve of rolling meadows and woodlands. Designed by du Pont, its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among America’s best, with magnificent specimen plantings and massed displays of color.

We’ll depart Winterthur at approximately 3 p.m.

COST:  $67. Includes coach, breakfast snack, admissions and tours, gratuities, and escort.

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Refund Policy

On day trips, a full refund minus a $10 cancellation fee per individual, per trip, will be made if written cancellation is received no less than 20 days before departure.

On multi-day trips, a full refund minus a $50 cancellation fee per individual will be made if written cancellation is received no less than 60 days before departure. In cases where tickets have been purchased, the ticket price will not be refunded unless tickets can be resold. After that date there will be no refund unless a standby or substitute participant is available. If CCBC cancels the trip, the trip fee will be refunded in full.

PLEASE NOTE: All trips have pre-trip letters mailed to the person making the reservation. If you have not received a letter of details and/or changes concerning your trip within two weeks of the trip, please call the office at 443-840-1717 so that a letter can be sent to you. Also note: due to conditions beyond our control, it is sometimes necessary to adjust itineraries and change meal selections.

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